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Trepanier under control

UPDATE 9:48 a.m.

The Trepanier Bench fire is in the mop up stage.

Melanie Morin, fire information officer, said crews held the fire at 0.2 of a hectare.

"We have three firefighters on scene and they will be continuing to do mop up throughout the day," she said, adding the cause of the fire is undetermined, but investigators are on scene.

Morin said crews hit the fire fast and hard, keeping the flames from spreading


UPDATE 6:30 p.m.

The B.C. Wildfire Service has taken quick control of the blaze.

It is now “being held,” according to spokesperson Jody Lucius.

That terminology indicates that the fire is not likely to spread beyond its boundaries under current conditions.


ORIGINAL 5:30 p.m.

The B.C. Wildfire Service is responding to a small wildfire off the Coquihalla Connector, near the Trepanier Rd. exit.

The fire is estimated to be 0.3 hectares in size, and is being fought by nine firefighters with air support.

Winds are “lower than expected,” meaning fire activity is not very aggressive at the moment, according to a B.C. Wildfire spokesperson.

Structures are nearby, but are not threatened.

Castanet will update with more information as it becomes available.

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